Amit describes his affinity towards gadgets as ‘... not really into gadgets, but I absolutely love the ones that I own’. A set of three gadgets is what he can’t do without. They are his HTC One mobile phone, Macbook Pro and a Canon E550D DSLR that he always carries while travelling.
Style for him is not about following any specific brands or trends. It is about wearing what he can carry comfortably. He likes to dress completely casual for work – wearing denims, cargo pants, t-shirts, flip-flops etc. Apart from blacks and military greens, he is really fond of camouflage clothing. Cargos make a reappearance here in addition to jackets, shoes or caps. Nandwani is a big time foodie, though he says he can’t cook to save his life.
His favorite cuisines are Italian (Piri Piri Pizza loaded with veggies and tons of Oregano seasoning) and South Indian (Masala Dosa). Mirza Ghalib, Mad Men and Game of Thrones are among his all time favorite TV shows while Shawshank Redemption and Children of heaven occupy the top two spots for his all time favorite movies. Davidoff Adventure is his favorite perfume.
He shops from only select online retail channels and as far as on-ground stores are concerned, he prefers Select Citywalk in Delhi and the variety that Palladium Mall in Mumbai offers. Amit emphasises that he abandoned all his watches the day he bought his first mobile phone. Shoes are his guilty pleasure as he confirms, “I splurge a lot on shoes. I quite like Adidas Originals and Paul Smith designs.” SX4 is what he currently drives and wishes to have a Mini Cooper in the future.
His favorite holiday spot in India would be the beautiful Kerala backwaters whereas Bali takes the cake for an International destination. Amit’s recent family trip across Nice, Rome, Venice and Paris earlier this year was a wonderful experience. He is currently ticking off visiting all the seven wonders of the world out of which he has been to three so far.
(This article first appeared in Campaign India's 14 November issue.)